Tuesday, 22 September 2015

BEAUTY LAB PEPTIDE TANNING LOTION REVIEW



Hi lovelies! If you know me at all, you'll know I'm a huge lover of having a tan, however the British weather isn't the best for a year round natural glow, so unless you're constantly away on Holiday, faking it is the only way (as there's no way I'm frazzling my skin on sunbeds!!). So, any opportunity to give a new fake tan a go and I'm there. The tan in question today is Beauty Lab's Peptide Tanning Lotion.

What had me instantly hooked was the descriptions, 'Quick, easy, non-tinted, non-streaky, extremely hydrating self tanning lotion', who doesn't love quick and easy?! Non-tinted is fab as it means you don't stain your sheets if you apply before bed (my boyfriend will be thrilled!) and non-streaky and hydrating speak for themselves. It contains organic extracts, peptides and has skin firming and anti-ageing properties, which I think is a huge bonus from a fake tan. Many tans are just that, a tan, you then need to apply a separate facial tanner as well as all your moisturising products to keep the skin your face and body soft after tanning, but this tan does it all in one, face and body, tanning, softening and firming - how easy is that?

The first time I used this tan, I put it on an hour or so before bed to give it plenty of time to dry and on first application, I was blown away by just how hydrating this really was. I've had gradual tanners before that claim to moisturise, but this felt like a very light, but very luxurious body moisturiser more than a tan, I actually had to remind myself not to start massaging it into my hands! It actually says you only need to allow 2-3 minute to dry, which I do think you could do, as it is very light, so it'd be great if you wanted to apply in the morning before going out. My skin felt great when I got into bed, literally like I'd just applied a moisturiser all over. I was a little bit nervous about applying to my face as I generally wouldn't do that with a body tanner, but the instructions said I could, so I did!

I don't have a before and after because I never remember to do so with tanners, but let me tell you, I woke up the next morning looking like I'd applied an instant tan, but without the dodgy guide colour. I was genuinely so impressed with the colour this gave off in just a few hours and without the need to shower off a dirty looking guide colour and questionable bedsheets in the morning! I can't say this gave an instant super dark tan and if that is what you're after, this isn't the product for you, but it did give a very noticeable and very natural looking glow. I can't explain just how natural the colour this gives off was on me, it was a gorgeous brown tan with not a hint of orange or red in sight!

This can be built up and I used this twice, two nights in a row and it built up to a deeper tan, it would have definitely been quite a dark tan with a third night, which I do love but I perhaps wouldn't use this every single day, as it does seem to build up and up! It doesn't seem to go patchy with more than one application and has faded very evenly (although it hasn't completely faded yet after 5 days of wear!), however it has been 5 days after my first application and while the colour I got after two applications has faded slightly, I haven't yet felt the need to reapply, so I would perhaps use this once or twice a week in place of my regular body moisturiser for a fab, lasting tan. I love that this seems to last a long time, as I find with most gradual tanners, I have to apply pretty much daily to keep a decent colour and then of course you face the dreaded build up.

At £20, this isn't the cheapest tan on the market, but it is by no means the most expensive either. I would absolutely buy this again for three main reasons, the colour is seriously natural looking and even, application is dead easy and feels very moisturising and luxurious and finally, the colour lasts. So, if you'd like to pick up a bottle you can purchase it from Beauty Lab here - give it a go, I promise you won't regret it!

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

HOW TO BUY THE BEST ARTIFICIAL EYEBROWS


Loss of eyebrow hair or having naturally lesser hair on the eyebrow line can be a profound problem for anyone. Not only do eyebrows play a major role in enhancing your eyes but also your entire look. Thankfully, there are many useful and effective solutions that exist to deal with this problem and one of them is opting for artificial eyebrows. Artificial eyebrows are basically temporary or semi permanent eyebrows which can be applied on the existing hair to result in a denser eyebrow appearance. But how should one buy the best artificial eyebrows? Well, the following given tips and suggestions would prove useful.
  1. Colour
One of the most important things to consider when buying artificial eyebrows is the colour of your existing brows. It is important to check whether the colour you are buying and your existing colour is the same or not. Make sure the colours match otherwise the artificial ones will look fake and will not be able to give a natural or real appearance.
  1. Flexibility
Products like WUNDERBROW are extremely flexible when it comes to using and applying them on your existing eyebrow hair. Flexibility is important so that you can define the shape properly and make changes if any mistake happens when trying to fix. WUNDERBROW surely offers this benefit and is thus an easy product to use and apply.
  1. Attachment
Some ways in which artificial eyebrows can be attached or applied are peeling backs and glues etc. It is important to see whether the method that you are provided is easy and convenient to make use of. If you choose glue, then you must make sure it doesn’t cause breakouts whereas on the other hand, it must be strong enough to hold the fibers in place for a long period of time. Check for the ingredients of the glue and make sure it doesn’t cause any kind of rashes or boils.
  • Maintenance and care
It is best to go for an artificial eyebrow product which is easy to maintain and care for. You don’t want a product which needs constant attention or tending to. It must be fixed in properly in place and should not move due to wind, touch or shaking. It must not attract dust or dirt and should look natural and clean.
  • Price
It is also important to stay within budget as much as possible. Always check for the price of various artificial eyebrows and consider one which falls within your monthly or yearly budget. There is no end to the price range of such products but it is crucial that you don’t end up overspending.

All the above given specifications area easily met by WUNDERBROW. So if you are interested in buying WUNDER BROW artificial eyebrows, then all you need to do is to log online and order today. This is the most cost effective and efficient product in this category and is a must have.

Monday, 14 September 2015

VIVA LA JUICY NOIR REVIEW



Juicy Couture, Viva La Juicy Noir* - £41.99 at Fragrance Direct

Hi lovelies! Recently, I was offered the opportunity by the lovely team at Fragrance Direct to choose a perfume to try out. While I have one or two perfumes that I love to re-buy over and over, I also like to have several perfumes that I switch up, particularly as the seasons change. So, as Autumn is on it's way (or pretty much here, as I'm writing this while it's cold and rainy out!), I wanted to choose a perfume I hadn't tried before and one that was going to be a little more appropriate for the cooler weather. 

So, looking through several scents, I finally decided on Juicy Couture's 'Viva La Juicy Noir', which is the night time version of the classic Viva La Juicy. Of course, what drew me to it initially was the insanely gorgeous bottle, I know some may find this slightly tacky and OTT but I love it! I think the metallic pink, huge black bow and glass top make it such a feature on my dressing table. So, after taking a peek and reading about the scent - the description on Fragrance Direct says 'Viva La Juicy Noir is a succulent blend of ripe berry notes, sultry amber and bright gourmand accents. This is for a sultry, daring woman who makes a lasting impression, with smoky eyes and rouge lips. Never afraid to show off and get noticed, confident and seductive.' - I looked into the actual notes a little more and I was sold! 

The top notes in this scent are Berry and Mandarin, followed by floral middle notes of Gardenia, Honeysuckle and Jasmine with base notes of Amber, Caramel, Vanilla and Sandalwood. I have to say, On first spray, the Berry notes hit you fist with just a small hint of citrus, which I was pleased about as I find very citrussy scents more appropriate for warmer weather, the floral notes are all there after a few seconds, mixed with the berry, keeping it from being an overly floral scent (again, pleased about this!), then the dry down after around 30 minutes to an hour is very warm, still a slight fruity sweetness from the berries, but mostly a deep, caramel/ vanilla and slightly woody dry down. It's warm and sultry, without being musky which I absolutely love.

Despite this being marketed as more of an evening scent, I do think this is fine for everyday in the cooler weather, I think it could maybe be a bit heavy if it was particularly warm out. While this is fruity and sweet with the vanilla and caramel, it's not overly sweet in my opinion, it stays quite close to the skin, so if people give you a hug or stand quite close, they'll probably get a whiff but it doesn't fill the room as you walk in, which is why I think it's everyday appropriate. It's warm and definitely a sweeter scent, but not too sugary or very fruity, so if you like a sweeter scent, it's a great time of year to give this a go.

What do you think, would you like to try this? Let me know what your favourite Autumn Perfume is!

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

NOWSEEN LUNAR BRACELET - #BLOGGERBESTY COMPETITION/ GIVEAWAY




Hi lovelies! Today, I have something super exciting to share with you all! Recently, I was sent this gorgeous Lunar Bracelet from the lovely team at Nowseen. Nowseen have a gorgeous range of jewellery using beautiful semi precious stones. I chose the 3.99 Carat Blue Topaz Gold Plated Bracelet and I am obsessed with it - I get so many compliments when I wear it as it's so gorgeously dainty and pretty, but so unique.

So, when they offered to collaborate for a competition for my lovely readers, I was absolutely thrilled! This competition is open to bloggers only, as to enter you need to write a blog post (around 50 words) on about your #BloggerBesty and why you should both win a Nowseen Lunar friendship bracelet, just like mine!  http://www.nowseen.com/en-gb/bracelets/

This could be about your fave blogger, your best blogging friend, or just a blogger that inspires you - but make sure they're cool with you writing about them, as you'll be entering them to win a bracelet too!

So, get writing and make sure to link Nowseen and my blog in your blog post. Tweet your blog posts to @NOWSEENOfficial and me @chloesway with the hashtag #BloggerBesty - this competition will be open for one month and will end 03/10/12 and the winner will be chosen by me and the Nowseen team - good luck!


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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO COSMETIC SURGERY

Hi lovelies! This interactive guide to cosmetic surgery recently popped into my inbox and I'm sharing it with you all today as I think it's a really useful and easy to use tool for those who are considering cosmetic surgery. While I'm a bit of a wimp with things like this, I have to admit, a boob job would be something I may consider in the future!

You can take a look New Birkdale Clinic to check out the full site including the interactive image above. You can click on each area of the body to find out information on the process of the surgery, the aftercare and what happens directly after and recovery.

Cosmetics surgery is a controversial subject and while I don't think you should feel pressured to alter your appearance because of what others think, or to look like what society says you should, but if liposuction, breast implants or a nose job will make you feel more confident and happy with yourself, then that is no ones decision but your own. These things must, of course, be taken very seriously and tools like this are a simple way to get the basic info you need to help in deciding whether or not surgery is the right option for you.

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WEDDING BANDS THAT ROCK

Weddings are great. They are a chance to dress up, get out your most expensive jewellery and use some of that makeup you rarely use to give yourself a new look. I love weddings they are a great chance to relax, and I always pick up ideas from other guests for fashion and makeup.
They are great fun too especially if the reception is good. There really is nothing quite like dancing into the early hours to a good band.
Finding the right wedding band
At the reception, the band sets the tone, so finding a good wedding band is essential. The right band can light up the floor and get everyone up and enjoying themselves.
Versatility
The best wedding bands can play a varied playlist. They will be able to play something to appeal to every age group including family favourites.
If there are specific records that you want played at your wedding you need to ask in advance. A good band will happily learn a couple of songs to keep a client happy. If they cannot do so, they will tell you quickly to allow you enough time to look around for another band.
A local band
It is a good idea to look for a band that is local to you. In most parts of the country, it is not that difficult to find a good band. It is big business, so plenty of musicians target this market. This means that there are plenty of wedding bands spread throughout the country.
The fact that most bands are only prepared to travel for about an hour or an hour and a half to get to a gig also makes it better to look locally for a band. A wedding band who play in Leeds is unlikely to want to travel to London to play, unless of course it is a big wedding for a celebrity couple.
Staying local also gives you the chance to visit the band and hear them play rather than just listen to a recording of them playing. Hearing a band live is a far better way of ensuring that you get a good band than just listening to stuff they have been recorded in the studio.
The right type of band for the venue
The right band is also affected by the size and type of venue. If there is only a small stage it is not possible to hire a big band. In addition, some venues have noise restrictions, so again a big band is not likely to work even if the stage is big enough to accommodate the band. There is nothing worse than not being able to hold a conversation with other guests.
Want more information?
If you are getting married soon and are looking for more tips to help you to hire a good wedding band you can find more here. For those who are not sure about the type of entertainment they want a wedding band is usually the best option, but only if they hire the right band.



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